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‘Parantha Alley’ is the Latest Food Vendor to Join the Bowery Market

Posted April 19, 2017 at 5:03 am

The Bowery Market, the open-air food hub that debuted last July, just scored another full-time vendor. Parantha Alley is set to open a food stall inside the former front lot of Downtown Auto & Tire. Its arrival is teased with a new mural on the Great Jones Street facade. Parantha Alley is a veteran of the […]

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Man Attacked with Hammer After Asking for a Seat on the J Train

Posted April 10, 2017 at 9:44 am

On a northbound J train Friday night, a group of straphangers went nuts on two fellow passengers, men aged 53 and 29, when one asked if they could move over to sit down. Police said that one of the suspects became enraged and started arguing with the older victim just before he and his posse […]

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From the Ashes of Bacchanal, ‘Esther & Carol Bistro’ Readies Opening on the Bowery

Posted April 5, 2017 at 5:00 am

Turns out the new boss is the same as the old boss. When the Esther & Carol Bistro opens on the Bowery, it’ll carry the fingerprints of failed predecessor Bacchanal. First, some context. You’ll recall that proprietor Peter Poulakakos pulled the plug on his lighting district restaurant-bar (and basement club) in December 2015 after less than […]

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East Village Noodle Bar Owner Opening ‘Tang Hotpot’ at 135 Bowery

Posted April 4, 2017 at 5:10 am

The saga of 135 Bowery is entering its next chapter. Already established as a tech incubator of sorts in the year-and-change since Caspi Development took control, the ground level of this former flashpoint property had remained bereft of permanent occupancy. Aside from a handful of pop-up establishments (e.g. Nike), it remained largely dormant with perennial […]

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Whole Foods Bowery Unveils its New Bakery Entrance

Posted March 28, 2017 at 5:07 am

Ten years later, the once-controversial Whole Foods Bowery is trying to spruce things up a bit. After all, it’s (ironically) located in a bland building deemed bad for our collective mental health. You’ve probably seen that much of the first floor is an active construction zone. The new bakery, under renovations since early February, debuted […]

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New Condo-Hotel on the Bowery Ascends Halfway to 8 Stories

Posted March 23, 2017 at 5:16 am

Now that the centuries-old Federal-style houses are a footnote in the pages of local history, the next chapter is foisted upon us. It’s been a few months since our last progress report on the status of the historically significant 138-142 Bowery development site. In that time, activity has been swift. The forthcoming condo-hotel has already […]

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Gino Sorbillo’s Pizza Joint Makes it Official on the Bowery

Posted March 22, 2017 at 5:16 am

Naples pizza master Gino Sorbillo is inching closer to unveiling his newest restaurant. The eponymous stateside pizzeria, the first in America, will soon open at 334 Bowery, between Bond and Great Jones Streets. Sidewalk shed was recently removed, and teaser posters installed in the now-liberated windows. Exact timetable on opening is elusive. By summertime seems […]

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International Center of Photography Reopens its Museum Cafe on the Bowery (without Maman)

Posted March 20, 2017 at 5:12 am

After eight months, the relationship is over. The International Center of Photography is now moving on without Maman cafe in its lobby. Maman, the French-flavored coffee shop based on Centre Street, ended its window dispensary at the museum last month. Apparently, ownership decided to part ways due to “other projects and collaborations” in the pipeline. […]

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Street Artist Marks 50th Anniversary of ‘Velvet Underground & Nico’ with Bananas and Song Quotes

Posted March 13, 2017 at 5:04 am

Yesterday marked the fiftieth anniversary of seminal rock record, The Velvet Underground & Nico. In celebration of this milestone, music-minded street artist JayShells shadowed the New York City landmarks relevant to the band, and bolted token Andy Warhol bananas as identifiers (i.e. the iconic album cover). Each piece contains a lyric inscription, and is located […]

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‘Maman’ Cafe Departs the International Center of Photography After 8 Months

Posted March 3, 2017 at 5:13 am

Something strange is afoot at 250 Bowery. First, its condo board sues the developer for shoddy construction (the owners seek $13 million in damages). Now, the cafe located in the ground level quietly vacated the premises. Maman, the French-flavored coffee shop based on Centre Street, seems to have ended its window dispensary at the International […]

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